Your album of 2019 (that was released before 2019)

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Similar to that classic albums that knocked you out thread, except they don't have to be famous or old, just not from 2019.

My undisputed winner is The Loud Family - Interbabe Concern (1996). A thrilling, endlessly inventive guitar pop odyssey that somehow isn't world-famous.

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Over to you all! This is ideally an OPO btw - make tough decisions please

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:17 (one week ago) link

Oh and to be clear - you had to have first heard your choice this year

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:18 (one week ago) link

Link Wray's 1971 self-titled record.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:21 (one week ago) link

I'd never heard the 1972 album by Magic Carpet before 2019 - totally hits that sweet raga-folk spot for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_tC6emKKeM

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:21 (one week ago) link

Richard Skelton - Landings (2009)

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:21 (one week ago) link

Richard Dawson - Nothing Important.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:40 (one week ago) link

somehow hadn't heard Jordan: The Comeback 'til earlier this year and now it's one of my favorite albums of all-time. so, that one.

redd kross's third eye is probably the runner-up.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:42 (one week ago) link

oor neechy and michael b's decade polls were very helpful, lots of albums people love to death that i hadn't heard (or heard of, in some cases)

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:42 (one week ago) link

Ah, so the rest of the album did click then, Scik :)

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:44 (one week ago) link

Bandcamp/Spotify links encouraged if you're willing btw

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:45 (one week ago) link

the other people place: lifestyles of the laptop café (2001)
dillard & clark: the fantastic expedition of dillard & clark (1968)
blue öyster cult: the revölution by night (1983)
alice cooper: love it to death (1971)

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:53 (one week ago) link

Probably the Ursula K. Leguin + Todd Barton album

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:56 (one week ago) link

Arvo Pärt - Te Deum (the 1993 ECM release)

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:59 (one week ago) link

oh add bob dylan self portrait and new morning to my list

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:00 (one week ago) link

fumbling towards ecstasy & i feel like my love for it will somehow grow even more as we reach the bleak midwinter

überweiss, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:06 (one week ago) link

Pram - Gash (1992) (pity about that Spiked business though eh)
Fra Lippo Lippi - In Silence (1981)

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:24 (one week ago) link

probably this. unbelievably good and felt so happy to discover something i loved so instantly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hLJlMACG-c

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:31 (one week ago) link

Probably Savath + Savalas's Folk Songs for Trains, Trees and Honey. Right in my Chicago (via Catalonia) glitchy, post-rock sweet spot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0yvHwRnjMQ

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:48 (one week ago) link

anna meredith is a genius

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:52 (one week ago) link

Andy Irvine/Paul Brady - s/t
Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
Pinback - s/t

The World According To.... (Michael B), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:30 (one week ago) link

Handsworth Revolution is fantastic.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:32 (one week ago) link

Exile on Main St.

jeanie bueller energy (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:37 (one week ago) link

xpost It might not count under LJ's strict ruling. I did hear it a few years ago but it wasn't until this year that I fell for it. Fantastic album indeed.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:39 (one week ago) link

Oh I guess I didn't first hear Exile this year, just finally fell for it hard

jeanie bueller energy (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:43 (one week ago) link

Boris - Akuma No Uta

MarkoP, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:46 (one week ago) link

i have a few picks:

jon lucien — rashida
abdullah ibrahim — no fear, no die (s'en fout la mort)
terry callier — first light (which is technically a compilation, but still didn't hear it until recently)

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:46 (one week ago) link

xxxpost

Fantastic collection of albums, BradNelson, would love to hear them all again for the first time...

henry s, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:47 (one week ago) link

loveless

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:19 (one week ago) link

You hadn't heard it?

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:20 (one week ago) link

i've heard it a time or two

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:26 (one week ago) link

Thread is for albums you hadn't heard until this year

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:27 (one week ago) link

Akiko Yano - Tadaima (thanks, WeWantSounds & YMO expert on the Hoffman Forums who directed me to this particular album and others in the family)

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:33 (one week ago) link

i apologize, louis. i hadn't heard eric dolphy's iron man straight through till this year. holy fucking christ

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:38 (one week ago) link

pet shop boys - actually

brimstead, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:55 (one week ago) link

There's loads of ambient and classical stuff eligible for this, but the real answer is: Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:02 (one week ago) link

nick nicely - Psychotropia

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:12 (one week ago) link

I only know "hilly fields" by Nick Nicely but its a serious tune

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:32 (six days ago) link

Insides - Euphoria

So great, makes me scorn Record Store Day a little less.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:41 (six days ago) link

I'd never heard Bowie's "I'm Afraid Of Americans" single until this year, bloody brilliant.

I got Blossom Dearie's "Six Classic Albums" box of her 57-61 work this year, never heard it before and just fell in love with it over the summer.

Helium's "The Dirt Of Luck" and the singles comp "More Ends With And" were also new to me this year.

My mate pointed me towards Terrible Parade in the spring, totally missed this wonderful jangly 80s band back in the day, bought their only CD comp.

Just got Jansen/Barbieri's "Other Worlds In A Small Room" as well, wonderful ambient stuff.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:42 (six days ago) link

By some distance it's Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown' (the original 2010 album, not this year's album based on the Broadway production). I first heard it a few months before seeing the show in NY and it would not be in my top 5 albums of the 2010s. Its scope and its inventiveness continually astound me.

Tim F, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:05 (six days ago) link

Low - Double Negative
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
The Church - Heyday

in that order, I think

Vinnie, Thursday, 7 November 2019 09:10 (five days ago) link

Richard Skelton - Landings (2009)

― pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:21 (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

or something, Thursday, 7 November 2019 09:38 (five days ago) link

Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Pershing: But Not For Me (1958)

sounds so modern in the way it breaks down into tight looping fragments and I love the drumming in particular - that deadened cavernous kick drum !

ogmor, Thursday, 7 November 2019 09:44 (five days ago) link

Great to see all the love for Skelbo. Back when I was alive, I wrote about it for a daft indie site (looks like shit, but might be useful for context): https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/richard-skelton-landings-23827

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Thursday, 7 November 2019 09:45 (five days ago) link

Broadcast’s Tender Buttons has been on constant rotation for me since the prev. decade albums poll.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:56 (five days ago) link

yeah that was a good one

imago, Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:58 (five days ago) link

Shelleyan Orphan - Helleborine
Sea Nymphs
Standish/Carlyon - Deleted Scenes

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:14 (four days ago) link

Hydroplane - S/T

Evan, Friday, 8 November 2019 19:13 (four days ago) link


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